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Asia Series to Start Friday in Taiwan

Asia Series to Start Friday in Taiwan

Taichung, Chinese Taipei – The 2011 Asia Series will begin on Friday pitting the champions of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), the Australian Baseball League (ABL), Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), and the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL).

The Series is returning after a couple year absence and is considered one of the better tournaments in the world.

The teams playing will be the Samsung Lions (KBO), Perth Heat (ABL), the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions (CPBL), and the Fukoka Softbank Hawks (NPB).

November 25

Korea vs Australia – Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium @ 12:00pm
Japan vs Taiwan – Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium @ 7:00pm

November 26

Korea vs Japan – Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium @ 12:00pm
Australia vs Taiwan – Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium @ 6:00pm

November 27

Australia vs Japan – Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium @ 1:00pm
Taiwan vs Korea – Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium @ 7:00pm

November 29

Top two teams – Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium @ 7:00pm

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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    3 Responses to “Asia Series to Start Friday in Taiwan”

    1. I feel that the Asia Series is a model that should be followed for more international baseball events. A four team long weekend of baseball would probably suit more national teams, and especially MLB clubs who don’t want to risk their players to longer tournaments. Hopefully this idea will catch on in Europe and the Americas.

    2. Eric Bynum says:

      I completely agree. It would be great to have more tournaments like this. Can you imagine a series of these tournaments pitting league champions against one another leading to an eventual world series?

    3. I feel that it is the future direction of international baseball.

      Soccer sets a good standard when it comes to league champions facing each other.

      In Europe I like the idea of the championship Dutch, German, Italian, and British team playing off.

      There are endless possibilities in the Americas!


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